Oldham Athletic fans overwhelming do not think Abdallah Lemsagam is the right man to run the club, according to a survey from a prominent supporters’ group.

Push The Boundary’s poll was answered by 1,134 people with almost 90 per cent giving a clear assessment of their dissatisfaction at the Moroccan former football agent’s near three years as Latics owner.

It comes with Harry Kewell’s side bottom of the Football League with just one point from their opening five League Two games ahead of visiting Bolton on Saturday.

In all, 86.68 per cent of those people polled “do not believe Lemsagam is the right man to take the club forward”.

Nearly nine per cent were unsure while four-and-a-half per cent rated Lemsagam as the right man for the job.

Fans were also split on the prospect of the owner taking control of Boundary Park as well as the club, as was agreed “in principle” in March when the club avoided going into administration.

While 48 per cent believed it would be a positive step, 37 per cent were unsure and 15 per cent did not see it as a good thing for Latics’ future.

The survey also asked supporters to rank certain issues around the club in order of importance, the need for more “honesty and openness” coming out on top.

New chief executive Karl Evans has vowed to improve things on that front and has already held meetings with PTB, both prior to and about the survey, in a bid to improve relations between supporters and the club.

The former Manchester United and Bury man has put fan engagement at the top of his agenda given the breakdown in the relationship between a section of those on the terraces and those in the boardroom.

The owner not interfering with matters on the field, a complaint levelled at Lemsagam by past managers, also ranked highly.

A PTB statement read: “The results cannot be underestimated or ignored and the feeling amongst the overwhelming majority of the fan base have spoken.

“This is the sum total of almost three years of decline both on and off the pitch.

“There are always mitigating circumstances, but fans’ perception is key and here, it’s irrefutable.

“There is an undeniable breakdown in the relationship between the owner and the club’s fanbase.”

Elsewhere in the survey, some 63 per cent would like to see fans back in the Chadderton Road End when fans are allowed to return to stadiums.

Of those who answered the survey some 446 were not members of the group, which organised a protest ahead of the game against Leyton Orient last December and then called for a boycott of a game against Carlisle the following month.